Prick Up Your Ears Movie Review 1987

Information and Film Reviews for Prick Up Your Ears the Movie

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Film biography of popular subversive playwright Joe Orton depicts his rise to fame and his eventual murder at the hands of his homosexual lover in 1967. Acclaimed for its realistic and sometimes humorous portrayal of the relationship between two men in a society that regarded homosexuality as a crime, the film unfortunately pays scant attention to Orton's theatrical success. The occasional sluggishness of the script detracts a bit from the three leads' outstanding performances.

Distribution

Movies Unlimited, 3015 Darnell Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154, Phone: (215)637-4444, Toll-free: 800-668-4344, Fax: (215)637-2350, Email: movies@moviesunlimited.com, URL: http://www.moviesunlimited.com

Available on VHS
Running time 110 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
This Is Your Life, Gays, Art & Artists, True Stories
Screenplay
Alan Bennett
Cast
Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Lindsay Duncan, Wallace Shawn, James Grant, Frances Barber, Janet Dale, Dave Atkins
Cinematography
Oliver Stapleton
Director
Stephen Frears
Music
Stanley Myers
Producer
Samuel Goldwyn Company

Awards

N.Y. Film Critics 1987: Support. Actress (Redgrave).

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